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Allegedly defective sidewalk leads to lawsuit against Philadelphia

By Thomas Kallies | Feb 25, 2014

A woman is suing the city of Philadelphia after she allegedly injured herself as a result of a negligently maintained sidewalk.

Marsha Kearney is suing the city of Philadelphia in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Kearney filed her suit Feb. 12, and accuses Philadelphia of failing to fix a defective sidewalk.

Kearney says she was walking near the 8100 block of Bartram Avenue in Philadelphia when the accident occurred. According to Kearney, in November she was walking on the defective sidewalk which caused her to trip, fall and sustain injuries.

Kearney claims Philadelphia had actual knowledge of the defective sidewalk, but negligently allowed it to exist in the dangerous condition. Kearney says her injuries required her to get medical treatment and incur a hospital bill in excess of $1,500.

Kearney is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. She is being represented by attorney Val Pleet Wilson.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Case No. 140201308.

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